Long prison sentences for U.S. couple in Bali suitcase murder

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Holding the baby she had a month ago, Heather Mack arrived at an Indonesian court on Tuesday to learn her fate. She and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, both from the Chicago area, were found guilty of

Long prison sentences for U.S. couple in Bali suitcase murder

Holding the baby she had a month ago, Heather Mack arrived at an Indonesian court on Tuesday to learn her fate.

She and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, both from the Chicago area, were found guilty of murdering Mack’s mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase.

Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in prison for premeditated murder. Mack to 10 years for being an accessory to murder.

Schaefer had said he killed Sheila von Wiese-Mack in self defense after she attacked him in anger because she objected to the couple’s relationship.

The three were vacationing at a luxury resort in Bali last August.

According to police reports cited by Chicago media, the 19-year-old Mack and her mother had a troubled relationship.

Heather’s father was James Mack, a renowned jazz and classical music composer in Chicago who died in 2006.

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